Epilogue Mission 8

Thought for the day: In the darkness a blind man is the best guide. In an age of Madness look to the madman to show the way.

Masters Official Report, Top Secret:
Delivery Method Courier – NO Adeptus Telepathica
Genetic Encoding, level vermillion
Lord Inquisitor,
The mission to Feducia to recover the Seven Sisters was a resounding success. I am recommending Gaius for a commendation for his service to the Throne. My second Talus has completed the cleanup operation and the story of a horrific hunting accident and a recidivist attack on the manor has successfully been propagated in the planetary media.
The team acted professionally and to the mission; though there is a worrying tendency for debate and hesitation when decisive action would be more appropriate. I will attempt to instil a greater sense of purpose in the Emperor’s service. Any lack of will must ultimately be burdened on the shoulders of the commander. It was fortunate the team was on hand when the enemy was revealed, and they handled themselves with honour, strength, resilience and great fortitude in the face of the enemy.
Xantius has shown great progress in harnessing his powers to great effect in supporting the team. I am still convinced he will have an important role to play in the upcoming events. My soothsayer agrees. I apply for a continued stay of his execution for an indefinite period. I have already discussed the safeguards I have in place.
The Battle Sister Jael has demonstrated superb combat skills and slew the warp horror with one blow. Her bond with the holy relic has increased and I can feel its powers returning. I am still unsure if this is the sword in my future, but if it is it is good to have it in the hands of a loyal devotee of the church.
Min Davide the latest addition to the team has proven herself adept at data mining and pattern recognition. She will be invaluable in the battle ahead.
I continue to move against the Coterie. 15% of their agents from the Solent House training camp are now under arrest by one of many institutions under bogus charges. To increase the number would raise suspicion I am not willing to have cast upon my actions at this time. These agents can be released and the stigma of a prior arrest can be used to halt any further promotion. Accidents are being arranged at an acceptable rate.
Ordo Xenos activity on the planet has been greatly increased of late with Viktor Aldermann mounting a pogrom against a local criminal cartel linked with the conspiracy. This blundering assault can serve more subtle purposes, and we have been supplying tips and information to the Xenos Hunters in order to further our own aims. It has also allowed my assassin to work with impunity hitting targets and blaming them on the vulgar offensive.
The Pillars of Zothrian continue to dominate my tarot readings. They are central to my quest yet I do not even know what they are. I feel the coterie might know more and so intend to continue following their trail. I hope the Seven Sisters will shed light on this.
On a side note the Munitorium has noted that military production in the Ostian Hive has risen by 0.1% each year in recent history. This directly coincides with the rise to power of the coterie. It is ironic that production will no doubt fall again when we have restored a more preferable elite. There is also likely to be a new founding in Ostia soon, this will cause significant upheaval and may disrupt our plans, more definite information would be appreciated.
The thought for the day is from the teachings of Sebastian Thor as you know. I thought it apt. It is as if Thor himself has trod my road before me.
Your Loyal Servant
Inquisitor Cornelius Masters

Epilogue Mission 8

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